Petty 175mm 24 Layer Damascus Poplar Burl, Carbon & G10


A vibrant and contemporary styled 175mm petty/utility knife from bladesmith Martin Huber. The blade is forged from in-house made 24-layer Damascus steel, a combination of 1.2842, 75Ni8 and C100. The result is a very premium steel, suitably hard for a tough edge and featuring a beautiful, high contrast wave pattern. At the spine the blade features a small amount of brute de forge, giving the steel a nice textured feel at the pinch point.

A k-tip profiled knife with a stiff, relatively consistent spine thickness and a classic petty edge profile. A 42mm blade height for a decent amount of knuckle clearance makes this a very versatile and nimble little blade, at home in the kitchen or at the table next to a block of hard cheese.

Martin’s signature tapered Rokkaku Hanmaru handle feels great in the hand with the facetted shoulders giving the user a perfectly indexing point to pivot the blade for detail work. The handle is shaped from a vibrant stabilised piece of popular burl, which is paired with carbon fibre spacer and G10 bolster for a unique contemporary look.

Product Specification

Blade Type: Petty

Edge Length: 175mm

Spine Heel: 3mm

Spine Mid: 2.67mm

Spine Tip (20mm before): 1.5mm

Blade Height: 42mm

Weight: 154g

Cutting Edge Steel: Damascus

Stainless: No

HRC: 64+

Blade Construction: Damascus

Blade Finish: Brute de Forge

Grind: Convex

Handle Construction: Hidden Tang

Handle Materials: Stabilised Poplar Burl, Carbon & G10

Handedness: Ambidextrous

Saya Included: No

Shipping & Returns


We process orders 5 days a week (Monday - Friday) and ship from our shop in Berlin, Germany. We ship with FedEx, UPS and Deutsche Post.

We are happy to offer free international shipping on a variety of orders depending on location and order value. You can check to see where things sit for you here.


At Modern Cooking we want our customers to be inspired and delighted by the products they purchase through our shop.

However, we understand that you may need to return products occasionally. If you are not entirely happy, you can return your purchase in its original condition within 14 days for a refund. Please email if you wish to return any goods.

In the unlikely event that you receive faulty goods or your order is damaged in transit, please contact us for instructions on how to return the goods as in this case we will meet the cost of return postage, though only if this is arranged through our authorised carriers. Any claim for refund or exchange resulting from faulty goods or goods damaged in transit must be raised within 5 business days.

All Modern Cooking logistics partners provide insurance in case of damage, but the coverage is only valid if we are notified within 5 business days. Please make sure to inspect your order immediately upon receipt to ensure that there is no damage.

Once we have the goods back, we will issue a full refund or send replacements where possible, as you prefer.

Product Care:

Cleaning: Clean by hand with warm water. Avoid wetting the handle when possible. 

Sharpening: We advise using whetstones to sharpen your knives and a honing rod or steel to maintain the burr between sharpening sessions. 

Reactive Steels: Reactive steels like Aogami Super, Apex Ultra or one of the many premium reactive German and Swedish steels are susceptible to rust if not properly cared for. In this case we advise that you keep the knife dry between uses and when storing the knife for longer periods wiping the knife blade with Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil is a wise choice. This will not stop a patina forming on the blade, but it will stop rust. A patina can be a beautiful personal feature on your knife and helps to stop rust forming. So, dry your knife regularly between uses, store in a dry place and apply some Tsubaki oil from time to time when storing for long periods. 

A reference guide to steel types

Handle Care: If you have a knife with a non-stabilised wooden handle, you can apply Tsubaki oil or another food safe oil to your handle from time to time. Food safe wax can be applied to both stabilised and no-stabilised wooden handles. Never apply hot wax or oil as you risk warping or damaging the handle.